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Scott Pierce

Drew McWeeny over at HitFix recently interviewed Lorraine Warren, the inspiration behind 's character in The Conjuring, at WonderCon:

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If you haven't heard of them before, Lorraine and her husband Ed are basically paranormal royalty. They're probably best known for handling the case where a couple named George and Kathy Lutz claimed a malevolent, demonic spirit was in their home. The case eventually inspired the movie The Amityville Horror.

As Drew points out, this film really tackles the intersection of religious faith and the paranormal, something that a lot of films tend to avoid. In my own experience interviewing paranormal researchers, this isn't that unique: A lot of people working in this field deny the presence of demonic beings in favor of other theories.

Whatever you believe, there's no denying that everyone loves a good ghost story. The fact that The Conjuring received an R-rating from the MPAA solely for being too scary, as opposed to bloody and violence, makes me unbelievably excited for this. Director had this to say about the MPAA's decision:

"[Is] a testament to the studio for not f*cking with the film. It works and they are sticking to it and I’m very thankful for that."

Can it be July already, please? I'm so ready for this. Here's the best clip of the film, in which plays a terrifying game of hide and seek:


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